EDMONTON, Alta. - The NAIT Ooks men's hockey team will open up the 2017-2018 ACAC Men's Hockey Final as they host the MacEwan Griffins in game one of the best of three series, on Friday night at 7:00 pm in the NAIT Arena.
The Ooks are coming off of a two-game sweep of the Augustana Vikings in the semifinals. The Ooks earned a first-round bye after finishing first in the regular season with a record of 21-3-3-1. The Griffins are in a similar situation coming off of a semifinal sweep of the RDC Kings, after earning a first-round bye from finishing second in the ACAC with a regular season record of 20-7-3-1. NAIT won the season series 3-1 outscoring MacEwan 16-7. The Ooks will have to go through the first game without the league's leading scorer, Jake Mykitiuk, as he is serving his third game of a three-game suspension which he received in the last regular season game.
Game two will take place at the Downtown Community Arena on Saturday at 6:00 pm, with the two teams returning back to NAIT on Sunday at 6:30 pm should a game three be needed.